William Newman (d.1792)

WILLIAM NEWMAN was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London on 24 April 1790 and was sentenced to be “publicly whipped.” However, for reasons that are not recorded, at some stage it was decided he would also be transported for seven years. His convict indent would later state that his trial date at the Old Bailey was 14 April 1790, but the day was incorrect (other Old Bailey convicts per Active (1791) who were tried the same day were also incorrectly recorded as being tried and convicted on 14 April instead of 24 April 1790).

NEWMAN arrived with the Third Fleet per Active (1791) on 26 September 1791 but he did not last long in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 23 March 1792.


  • Alias: WILLIAM SHACKLETON (c.f. Old Bailey record)
  • Alternate: WILLIAM SHAKLETON (c.f. Digital Panopticon Life Archive)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Record


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources


# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Active (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

This profile is a stub. Further information will be added in due course.